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James “Brad” Anders Section 1 Ghana
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The country of Ghana is located on the African continent. The capital and largest city is Accra and it is located at 5 33’N 0 15’W. The Prime Meridian actually runs right through Ghana. It is about 200 kilometers from Nigeria, Africa. It is bordered by the Ivory Coast to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, Togo to the east, and the South Atlantic to the south. The largest lake in Ghana is Lake Volta, the largest artificial lake in the world, and it is about the size of the state of Oregon. The climate is tropical. The costal belt is warm and dry, the southwest is hot and humid and the north is hot and dry. Most of the country is a savannah in the north and middle of the country but around Lake Volta and the coast there is significant forested areas. Important natural resources include: gold, timber, industrial diamonds, bauxite, manganese, fish,
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Unformatted text preview: rubber, hydropower, petroleum, silver, salt, and limestone. The country has about 22,409,572 and is just an estimate because of how AIDS has ravaged the population. The official language is English but there are many tribal African languages spoken. Most of the population is African with a few European. The major religion is Christianity but there is also a good deal of indigenous beliefs and Muslims. It is a constitutional monarchy and the political center is in the capital city of Accra. At this time there are no major conflicts in Ghana. About 60% of the people make their living through agriculture, 25% work in services, and 15% work in industry. Accra is the largest city with a population of 2,825,800, followed by the cities of Kumasi, 645,100 and Tamale, 279,600. References
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This lab report was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course CHEM 116 taught by Professor Torres during the Spring '08 term at Ole Miss.

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